What is die casting?
Die casting is the process where you force molten metal under high pressure into die casting molds. There are four steps in traditional die casting: die preparation, filling, ejection, and shakeout.
- Die Preparation – To prepare for die casting, the mold cavity is sprayed with lubricant.
- Filling – You close the dies and inject molten metal into the dies under high pressure. Keep the pressure until the casting solidifies.
- Ejection – Dies are opened and the shot is ejected by the ejector pins.
- Shakeout – The last step is to separate the scrap from the shot.
What is die casting used for?
Die casting is used for many products that are important to our everyday lives. For example, pressure regulators, motor and gear housing and transmission components. Without die casting, we wouldn’t have automobiles, LED lights, fancy coffee machines, etc. Basically, anything with complicated geometry is best done using the die casting process. Die casting is very useful for high precision die castings compared with methods like gravity die casting. Also, this process can help save machining time and materials when producing enormous quantities of a product.
What does CIMI do?
CIMI can provide you with complete turnkey parts according to your specific requirements. Every step of the process is made in-house to ensure quality, minimize turnaround time, and maximize efficiency.
Our turnkey process will allow you to have a one-stop shop for all your die-casting needs.
- Precise Machining
- Surface Treatment
- Surface Finish
Written by Felix Lau